Cipressi gets its name from the cipressi or cypress trees atop one of the hillsides of the estate. The Barbera grapes are from the well-exposed vineyards from the famed La Court estate. The soil is called astiane (meaning of Asti) sands and consists of calcareous-clay marl of sedimentary marine origin with a good presence of lime and sand and rich in microelements, particularly magnesium. Following fermentation, the wine is aged for one year in large oak casks before refinement in the barrel. Nizza was previously part of the Barbera d’Asti DOCG but was elevated to its own DOCG in 2014.

90 Points
Wine Advocate
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019 vintage began with heavy rain and moderate snowfall the previous winter, with some snow in February that together accumulated an excellent water reserve. The classic spring weather was followed by hot and dry months of May and June. Abundant rainfall at the beginning of July allowed for an ideal and balanced ripening during the hot and dry summer season. The result was a vintage with a lesser number of grapes but characterized by outstanding quality. This Nizza wine is endowed with great character and a rich bouquet of sweet, varied, and elegant red fruits.
Tasting Note
A bright ruby red, this wine has notes of raspberries and spices. It is a full bodied, well-structured, and harmonious wine. The finish is savory and long.
Food Pairing
Cured meats, pasta with meat sauce, steak, risotto
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Barbera
APPELLATION: Nizza DOCG
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 5.95 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Minimum of 18 months. Aged for 12 months in large oak casks before refinement in the bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • Nizza DOCG - Previously part of Barbera d'Asti DOCG, elevated to its own DOCG in 2014
  • From the better exposed vineyards of the La Court Estate
  • Very low yield, hand harvested with summer thinning of excess bunches
  • Matured for one year in large oak casks, refined at least 6-8 months in bottle

About the Grape

Barbera
With relatively high acidity with low tannins, Barbera’s tart red berry aromas and flavors have spicy, herbal notes. Styles range from light quaffers to dense, concentrated wines for aging.
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